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Poster: brewster Date: Jul 14, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: etree Subject: 3000 bands!

We hit a major milestone of over 3000 bands are part of the Live Music Archive. This shows that non-commercial distribution works for many bands, many tapers, and lots and lots of live music buffs. Together we are showing a way forward.

The Internet Archive is proud to be part of this important project.


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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 14, 2008 1:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 3000 bands!

Even though I am an end user, I am damn proud of the progress of the LMA.

Any touring crew that fails to upload their shows here is making a huge mistake.

One of my favorite bands, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, never allowed taping. They relied on their label to sell records and word of mouth for tour success.

And while they were a popular and successful band, they never attained the level recognition they most certainly deserved. Releasing live recordings, allowing folks to tape and upload may have changed history.

Someday, there will be a documentary about this band. Unfortunately, many will learn of them after it's too late. It already is. But I digress...


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 14, 2008 2:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 3000 bands!

they were a great live band - saw them a handful of times over the years.

It's notable that some "big" acts are uploading shows here, like My Morning Jacket, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, Maroon 5, etc. who I'm sure have labels telling them no. Not saying I want to hear all those bands (although I listen to a lot of MMJ and Ryan), but it does seem to be a smart move in today's business climate. MMJ gets a bunch of press for its bonaroo show and you can come here and listen a few days later to see whether just hype or good stuff. Wilco is another band that allows trading but they don't allow shows here, and they often post shows on their site. If you folks haven't discovered Nels Cline....